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Up, Up and Away - The Cheap Flight Boom: Belfast's aviation boom was once based on the shop floor as Shorts made planes for the rest of the world.

One hundred years on from the first commercial aviation contract and the city is now a major hub for low cost carriers. Opportunities for leisure and business travellers has never been bigger, but is the boom helping the economy here? Chris Page investigates the ups and downs of the boom and asks whether it can be sustained.

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The Property Ladder: After three years of unprecedented growth, house prices throughout Northern Ireland are falling. Karen Atkinson reports on today's volatile property market.

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A look at the work of Northern Ireland's only children's heart surgeon, Dennis Gladstone, who retires next month after many years at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

A look at the work of Northern Ireland's only children's heart surgeon, Dennis Gladstone.

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A look at the work of Northern Ireland's only children's heart surgeon, Dennis Gladstone.

* Paedophiles Online2008030820080309

Wendy Austin charts the rise of online paedophilia and asks why conviction rates are so low.

Behind The Headlines2009021420090215

Robbie Meredith goes behind the headlines of a major news story.

Robbie Meredith reports on the story behind the headlines of one of the week's major news stories.

Belfast And The Bnp20100321

Why has the British National Party chosen Northern Ireland as its new fundraising hub? Andy Martin investigates.

Andy Martin asks why the BNP has chosen Northern Ireland as its new fundraising hub.

Belfast And The Bnp20100325

Andy Martin asks why the BNP has chosen Northern Ireland as its new fundraising hub.

Bringing Up Baby2009022120090222

Martina Purdy speaks to two executive ministers, Michelle Gildnernew and Arlene Foster, who combine their duties with motherhood.

Cultural Revolution2010031420100318

Michael Bradley investigates Londonderry's bid to become UK City of Culture.

BBC Radio Foyle's Michael Bradley investigates Londonderry's bid to become UK City of Culture, following its renaissance after the Troubles.

Dangerous Dogs2007030320070304

June Woolerton looks at the law on dangerous dogs and speaks to victims of dog attacks, dog owners and experts to find out whether the law is protecting the public.

Dying To Be Thin2009022820090301

Marie-louise Connolly asks if the health service is working for anorexia sufferers.

Marie-louise Connolly investigates the growing number of anorexia sufferers forced to travel outside Northern Ireland for treatment, and asks if the health service can cope.

Fishing For A Future20100221

Bryan Coll reports on how the once thriving County Down ports Portavogie, Ardglass and Kilkeel are trying to find new economic alternatives to fishing.

Bryan Coll reports on how once thriving County Down ports are adapting their economies.

Fishing For A Future20100225

Bryan Coll reports on how once thriving County Down ports are adapting their economies.

In The Wild2007041420070415

Michael Mcnamee investigates how the fox survives in the environment of 2007.

Shutting Up Shop2009020720090208

Robbie Meredith visits Kilkeel to see how the closure of a business affects a community.

Robbie Meredith visits Kilkeel to find out how the closure of a factory or business can affect the local community.

Slavery20070325

Belfast's ethical heritage stretches back over 200 years, when campaigners helped to stop a proposed slave trade. Helen Mark and guests tell the story.

Tar At Tara2008030120080302

Ireland's most expensive motorway is also its most controversial.

The new M3 links Dublin with Meath and Cavan but also runs through the Tara Skreen valley; a place of mythological legend.

The Irish government says the road is a vital piece of infrastructure, but conservationists and archaeologists are furious at what they say is a desecration of Ireland's richest area of archaeolgical heritage.

Diarmaid Fleming tells the story of the conflict between the old and new Ireland.

The Clonard Priest2007031720070318

Olivia O Leary talks to Father Alec Reid and hears the story of the priest who many believe played an instrumental role in the peace process over 35 years.

The Corrib Gas Field2007022420070225

Diarmaid Fleming reports from May on the heated arguments around the discovery and exploitation of natural gas off Ireland's Atlantic coast.

The Ethnic Vote2007031020070311

Barbara Collins investigates how much attention parties pay to the ethnic vote and analyses how much difference it made to the Assembly election.

The Ethnic Vote20070324
The Invisible Men2009013120090201

Andy Martin investigates the hidden and often dangerous side of seafaring.

The Property Ladder20080224

After three years of unprecedented growth, house prices throughout Northern Ireland are falling. Karen Atkinson reports on today's volatile property market.

The School That Whitehouse Built2010030720100311

Colletta Smith reports on the devastation caused by the fire, started by vandals, that burned Whitehouse Primary School to the ground.

The Seven Towers20100228

Ciaran Tracey documents the lives of families in the tower blocks of New Lodge.

The Seven Towers20100304

Ciaran Tracey documents the lives of families in the tower blocks of New Lodge, as they try to persuade housing authorities to improve their living conditions.

Ciaran Tracey documents the lives of families in the tower blocks of New Lodge.

The Sleep Industry2007020320070204

We've all grown up being told we should get a good 8 hours a night, but in our 24 hour society, more and more people are having trouble sleeping.

Sleep aids are now one of the fastest growing areas in the pharmaceutical market and scientists are working on drugs which will reduce the need to sleep.

Chris Page investigates the growing academic and commercial interest in 'a good night's rest'.

To Have And To Hit2007021720070218

Lifting the Lid on Domestic Violence. Marie-louise Connolly investigates the shocking rise in the number of domestic violence cases in Northern Ireland.

Whatever You Say, Say Something2007033120070401

William Crawley finds out what a blog is and meets members of the local blogosphere to find out what they're blogging about.